So what a thrill and treat to open up my mail box and get the new Reflections Magazine from Bellevue Club and see that Studio B Portraits was featured in their September issue.Â To know me is to know that I’m definitely better “behind the scenes” but writer Allyson Marrs made my husband Glenn and I feel so comfortable…she had us chatting and laughing in just minutes.Â Here’s a link to the online version of her lovely story about our Issaquah portrait studio.
“Senior pictures with your cat – What FUN!…Senior Pictures with your cat –Wait…what happened to the cat”Â That’s about how it went down for beautiful Halle from Skyline High School.Â There we were…she’s all glam and gorgeous in her little black dress and leopard heels — we shoot this fashion inspired look inside the studio and then move on to our next outfit (which happened to be outdoors)Â When we return to the wardrobe area to have her change one more time…the cat carrier is closed — yet…wait for it…EMPTY.Â This cat should be named Houdini because it magically disappeared…all the while with the door still shut.Â Long story short, we found the cat hidden behind the backdrops in the camera room but never did figure out how he escaped!
I was so fired up about these cool tennis inspired senior pictures!Â How flipp’in fierce does Issaquah High School’s Samantha look in this top shot?Â (I wouldn’t want to face her on the court)Â When she and her Mom arrived they shared with me that they wanted to do something that reflected the different sides of this beautiful girl and one of them was her athletic talents.Â The key to this look was that we didn’t want it to be the conventional “on the court” during a match snaps…something more dramatic and artsy was in order!Â We also posted one of our outdoor favorites on our Facebook page here.
So in walks Bellevue High School Senior beauty Natalie and my wheels immediately start turning (you know…the one where I know you look like someone famous but I just can’t put my finger on it in the moment)Â Then it hits me…she’s the younger version of French Super Model Laetitia Casta.Â (If you’re sitting there and thinking “who?” …it’s okay, you may not know the name but you’ve most definitely seen her face on a million different advertising campaigns….click on her name and it will link you to pictures) We had the bet time …and the best weather for Natalie’s photo shoot — I just adored this one above with the flowers and her gorgeous blue eyes & lashes!
Meet Erika from Mercer Island High School and her absolutely fabulous shoes.Â I get it…giving equal billing to a rocking pair of heals is very Carrie Bradshaw “Sex in the City” of me…but honestly, they were so cute and so was she…looking like a page out of aÂ magazine.Â (In true “only a girl would do this” fashion…Erika said they were uncomfortable but she completely nailed thisÂ senior photo shoot!Â )Â We had the most beautiful weather to photograph in…a Seattle rarity… so we made the most of it and also got this fierce back lit shot that I shared on our Facebook page here.